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BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007930
  • CASE REPORT

Acute exacerbation of restless legs due to cervical spinal cord ischaemia

  1. Roselyne Rijsman2
  1. 1Department of Neurology, MC Haaglanden, The Hague, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Sleep and Wake Disorders and Department of Neurology, MC Haaglanden, The Hague, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Roselyne Rijsman, l.rijsman{at}mchaaglanden.nl

Summary

We present a 60-year-old male patient with an acute exacerbation of restless legs due to cervical spinal cord ischaemia. This case supports the hypothesis that interruption of spinal cord pathways are part of the aetiology of restless legs syndrome.

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